President John Hennessy and Reverend Scotty McLennan, dean of religious life, led a discussion titled “Translating Your Passions into Academia” yesterday.
While many view Valentine’s Day as less of a “real” holiday and more a product of blatant commercialism and Hallmark products, Valentine’s Day has a surprisingly long and multicultural history.
Caltrain officials proposed last Thursday to shut down up to 16 train stations in the Santa Clara and San Mateo counties, as one potential option to address the projected $30 million deficit for fiscal year 2011.
Chua’s bluntly earnest and highly contentious “tiger mother” tenets have stirred enormous Internet debate: her WSJ.com article racked more than 7,700 comments and scored over a million views. It’s a rather crafty marketing strategy on behalf of Chua, who is receiving free publicity, though much of it comes in the form of displeased outcries from those whom Chua calls “Western parents” expressing deep disgust for what they consider a militaristic and cruel parenting method that is, in the long term, socially and emotionally damaging.
So what exactly is it about Chua’s memoir (not a “Parenting 101” manual) that provokes “Western parents” to recoil so defensively?
Applications for the Class of 2015 reached a record high for the University, totaling approximately 34,200 and representing a staggering 7 percent increase from last year. But what is it about Stanford that attracts so much interest?
While Stanford shares this rising enrollment trend with many other colleges, the popularity of less traditional languages, such as Chinese and Arabic, makes Stanford distinct from its peers.
According to a study released in December last year, spending time on social networking sites can actually lead to increased feelings of loneliness.
National Novel Writing Month, known as NaNoWriMo, is a now-worldwide writing event that takes place during November. Organizers promote it as “30 days and nights of literary abandon.” Aspiring novelists register online and undertake the daunting task of writing an entire novel from scratch in one month.